the next step on the desktop

Jeffery MacEachern j.maceachern at
Tue Feb 1 22:29:34 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 04:40, Marco Martin <notmart at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 February 2011, Dario Freddi wrote:
>> Aaron, thanks for putting this to attention. I want to add some other
>> points which are relevant to me and I think fit well into this context.
>> Sorry for not replying to other points, but I see a lot of enthusiasm,
>> which is awesome, but also translates to: too much text :D
>> However, preamble: these days I'm using Mac OS for some tasks, and while I
>> am proud about missing a LOT of stuff from KDE, and think KDE is overall
>> better, I have found myself missing some small things in Mac OS.
>> The very first one is: multitouch gestures on the touchpad. In Mac OS,
>> using a four-finger swipe triggers present window or show desktop,
>> depending on the direction of the swipe. This is a TOTAL game changer in
>> usability imo, as you are able to access windows or desktop through a
>> single gesture. I think this would be a great target and rather simple to
>> implement, given that the underlying architecture is ready - maybe
>> somebody else can comment on that.
> It (as usual) all depends fro the hardware support i fear :/

I think you're right, but I know I've previously used at least one
(non-Mac) laptop that supported multi-finger tap and swipe, although
nothing fancier like pinch or such.

 - Jeffery MacEachern

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